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Ashland Calendar, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

OSF Talk: Actors from the play "Vietgone" will have a conversation on the theme " 'Vietgone': Not Just a Romantic Comedy" at noon Wednesday, July 20, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are available at the OSF Box Office for $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Swashbuckler Movies: Free movies about swashbuckling heroes are shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays during July at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Each movie will feature a brief introduction about the production and history of the film. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Spaghetti Game Night: Play board games at 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.

Jeff Stanley: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play original rock songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Thursday, July 21

OSF Play Preface: An introduction to the themes, character and plot of the play "Vietgone" is at noon Thursday, July 21, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are available at the OSF Box Office for $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Nonviolent Communication: What you say and how you say it can change your relationships. Learn about NVC, nonviolent communication, with Joanne Lescher, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This free talk will be an introduction to the principles behind NVC, with some practice exercises, real life examples and teachable moments. Joanne Lescher, trained and certified by Marshall Rosenberg, has been teaching nonviolent communication for over 20 years. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Summer Gardening: Learn about tending fruits, vegetables and flowers at 4 p.m. every Thursday, at Ashland Creek Park, 27 E. Hersey St. Learn how to rotate crops and keep bugs away with naturally safe methods, while attracting beneficial insects that promote plant growth. Admission is $5 per drop-in. Preregistration is required. Call 541-488-5340.

Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will be joined by members of Ashland Middle School's summer band camp at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The program will include selections from the "Star Wars" episodes and John Phillip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea," followed by Kela Bela's "Lustspiel Overture" and Kenneth Alford's "The Vanished Army" played by the Ashland City Band. Ashland Brass Quintet will open the show at 6:15 p.m.. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 22

Daniel Meyer Pool: The pool is open for the summer at 1705 Homes Ave. in Hunter Park, Ashland. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org for more information and the pool schedule.

OSF Talk: An actor and musicians will discuss "Gilbert and Sullivan Go Western: The Music of 'The Yeomen of the Guard' " at noon Friday, July 22, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are available at the OSF Box Office for $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Talent Artisans and Growers Market: The market features vendors, food and music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 16 across from Talent City Hall at the corner of Main and John Streets. Market-goers who make a purchase from a vendor will receive a raffle ticket for Camelot Theatre play tickets. Call 541-973-1357 or see www.talentartisansandgrowers.com.

Opus 3: The jazz trio — pianist Dave Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer and percussionist Matt Kriemelman — will play a mix of classic jazz, jazz standards, newer Brazilian music, gospel instrumentals and pop tunes, along with Scoggin's original compositions, at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Words and Wine: Ashland actor turned author Cate Davis will read from her delightful children’s book "Merely The Meerkat" at Words & Wine, a free monthly book event open to the public at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. For more information contact the winery at 541-488-5989.

Broadway Phil and the Shouters: Harmonica player and singer Phil Newton, guitarists Jake Thompson and Dave Day, bassist Gary Davis and drummer David Mathieu will play West Coast blues, R&B and roots rock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Saturday, July 23

Up & Down Ashland: The Up & Down is a new bike ride that will take place Saturday, July 23, and will welcome hundreds of cyclists to Ashland. It offers challenging elevation gain, beautiful scenery, full support and great food. The inaugural ride will showcase and follow the route of the newly designated Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway (CSSB) that begins and ends in Ashland. The start and finish will be at Emigrant Lake Park where riders will enjoy a scrumptious barbecue lunch, locally crafted beer, music and the camaraderie of fellow riders following the ride. Registration has launched. To learn more see www.upanddownashland.com.

OSF Lecture: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Associate Dawn Monique Williams will discuss "Within the Hollow Crown: 'Richard II' " at noon Saturday, July 23, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are available at the OSF Box Office for $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Fermented Foods: Attend a “Fermented Foods” demonstration and talk by Kirsten Shockey, local author of "Fermented Vegetables" at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room at the Phoenix library, 510 W. 1st St. Fermented foods are full of nutritious bacteria and probiotics that aid in digestion and boost the immune system. Kirsten will help to demystify the process and answer questions about the fermentation process. She will also have copies of her book for sale. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Island Night: "Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind" is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Daniel Meyer Pool, located at 1705 Homes Ave. in Hunter Park, Ashland. The evening features live Hawaiian music, hula dance performances and fun activities for all ages. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org.

Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

MJ’s Brass Boppers with Verbs & Nouns: San Francisco Bay Area MJ's Brass Boppers will perform jazz, funk and New Orleans-style music at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Local duet Verbs & Nouns — Emily Turner on upright bass and Jared Masters on electric guitar — will open the show with its original chill on jazz and blues. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at bit.ly/jcjamsession or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $20 at the door, $12 for students.